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Financial Analyst

Etobicoke, Ontario · Accounting/Finance
Bimbo Canada is Canada’s largest bakery, operating for more than 100 years. It is a leading producer and distributor of fresh packaged breads and snacks with more than 1,000 products across 18 brands Canadians know and love, like Dempster’s®, Stonemill®, Villaggio®, Vachon® cakes and Takis®. Bimbo Canada is proud to feed Canadian families with safe, high-quality products they can trust made by Canadians, for Canadians at 16 bakeries, 14 distribution centres and 191 depots across the country. Bimbo Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company. Together, they are nourishing a better world with delicious baked goods and snacks by building a sustainable, highly-productive and deeply-humane company. We are dedicated to building a diverse workplace that promotes equity and belonging, where all associates can develop and contribute to the transformation of our company, the baking industry and our communities. For more, visit www.bimbocanada.com.

Opportunity

Bimbo Canada is looking for a Financial Analyst to support our Commercial Finance team with a variety of responsibilities, including, but not limited to supporting the Sales team, financial modeling & analysis, variance reporting, closing of period end, forecasting, preparation of the annual budget, customer P&L analysis, and other ad-hoc responsibilities.

Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Sales team to provide financial support such as P&L customer analysis to aid in understanding of results and better management of each business segment (customer, category, region, market, other)
  • Preparation and review of monthly results, performing root cause variance analysis versus budget, prior year, and other benchmarks as required
  • Deep understanding of the business and period end financial drivers of comprehensive Profit & Loss Statements especially at variable contribution margin. Drivers include commercial volumes, returns, pricing, trade spend, gross profit, cost of goods, margins, and others
  • Bi-weekly and monthly presentations to respective Sales & Regional customers
  • Development and preparation of trend analysis by channel to guide forward looking expectations
  • Communicate business results to Sales leaders and Internal stakeholders
  • Accountable for development, production and optimization of information databases and standard reporting
  • Train and develop Sales & Commercial team’s financial acumen, and support on Commercial reporting tools
  • Leverage previous experience and learn to optimize current processes, reporting, daily tasks, etc.
  • Other Ad-hoc financial / business projects and reporting as required

Hiring Criteria
  • 2-3 years of experience
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (including VBA / Macros)
  • Possess strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate and present clearly with a variety of audiences
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi task in a high paced work environment
  • Must be a proactive, team player who has the ability to work with limited supervision
  • University or College degree in Accounting / Finance / Business
  • CPA / CFA designation or enrollment in CPA / CFA Certification Program considered an asset
  • Experience in Commercial Finance and / or consumer packaged goods considered an asset

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